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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Showdown

The annual Licensing Expo brings the biggest brands from across the country and abroad to Las Vegas next week, May 23-25. Plenty of animated properties are getting in on the action ... Continue Reading →
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Richard Goldsmith to Lead LA Cyber Group Subsidiary

Cyber Group Studios is extending and globalizing its France-based operations with the opening of its North American subsidiary, located in Los Angeles. Veteran kids’ entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Producer Jocelyn Stevenson to Receive BAFTA Special Award

Accomplished children’s television producer and writer Jocelyn Stevenson will be honored with a BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Children’s Awards ceremony taking ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival (gumbyfest.net) will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →
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‘Doozers’ Build Bridges in Germany

The Jim Henson Company’s Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning Doozers has arrived on Germany’s KiKa, coinciding with the signing of additional new media partners for ... Continue Reading →
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Six Kids Pilots Coming to Amazon June 26

Amazon Instant Video users in the U.S., U.K. and Germany will have access to six new kids’ pilots as of Friday, June 26. The 2015 pilot season includes animated fare for kids ... Continue Reading →
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Blanca Lista Upped to VP of Features at Henson

Blanca Lista has been promoted to Vice President of Feature Film Production for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made by CEO Lisa Henson, to whom Lista will report. “[Blanca’s] ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Greenlights Six New Kids Pilots

Amazon Studios is looking to build on its success with original kids’ series like the multi-award winning Tumble Leaf by trying out six new kid-targeted pilots in its upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Clip Previews Henson’s Original ‘Doozers’ on Hulu Kids

Doozers, a new animated preschool series based on the classic Fraggle Rock series, is set to debut April 25 as the first original series created for Hulu Kids. Here’s an exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Launches ‘Elias’ Eps at MIPTV

The Jim Henson Company’s licensing banner HIP (Henson International Properties) will be unveiling the first episodes of CG animated kids series Elias: Rescue Team Adventures. ... Continue Reading →